- a combining form meaning “mucus” or “slime,” used in the formation of compound words: myxoneurosis.
Also especially before a vowel, myx-.
Origin of myxo-
combining form representing Greek mýxa
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before a vowel myx-
- mucus or slimemyxomycete
from Greek muxa slime, mucus
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Word Origin and History for myxo-
before vowels myx-, word-forming element meaning "slime, mucus," from comb. form of Greek myxa "mucus; lamp wick" (see mucus).
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